Sunday, October 07, 2007

Touring Italy? Visit 385,000 year old footsteps!

Starting in October, tourists can follow the footpaths believed to have been left up to 385,000 years ago by our ancient ancestors. The fossilized footprints are among the oldest found anywhere and extend along six trails at the edge of the Roccamonfina volcano south of the town of Cassino in Southern Italy.

Known locally as the "Devils Trails," they have been kept off-limits to the public until the opening of the trail on October 9, 2007. The footprints probably belong to an early branch of homo sapiens sometimes known as archaic homo sapiens.

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